Uganda Police have warned that they are going to start impounding misused privately owned ambulances.
Addressing the press at Police headquarters in Naguru on Monday, the force’s spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have received several reports showing how ambulances, especially those owned by politicians, are being misused to meet the goals of owners.
“We are also conducting a major operation on the misuse of ambulances, especially those that are privately owned. Field reports are indicating the private ambulances, especially those owned by politicians, are being misused by their appoprietors and managers in Kampala where you find that during curfew hours for their selfish gains, they are involved in transporting people as patients, including revellers from bars,”Enanga said.
He added that the Police has also got intelligence information that some time opposition members use some of these ambulances to go and move from the meetings that they hold during curfew hours.
“So we are sending out a warning to all those owners of these private ambulances that they need to take interest in the monitoring of the movements of these private ambulances otherwise they are going to get impounded and it will inconvenience the community for which these ambulances were brought to help in health emergencies.”
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